“Of course, the choice of an obscure name by a celebrity — witness Knox by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt — or used for a character in a popular TV show — such as Arya from Game of Thrones — can rocket it unexpectedly far up the list,” said Pam Satran, co-creator and CEO of Nameberry.
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Baby naming trends change by location as well as over time. See what Social Security Administration data show are the most popular names state by state.
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While some names, like Taylor or Morgan, might not surprise you, the list sheds light on heritage patterns among Americans.
Give your child a permanent tie to the West by selecting a name that’s prevalent on that side of the country.
Pushed and pulled by the ever-changing tastes of the American people, the popularity of a baby name sometimes soars — and sometimes plummets. Can you guess which names lost in 2015?
Popular baby names come and go, shaped by unseen forces of pop culture trends. Here’s a list of the trendiest names according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
While some names come and go, others stick around for decades.
Which names are more common among celebrities than the general population?
After combing through a database of more than 300,000 names from the Social Security Administration and Oxford University Press, MooseRoots gathered the 28 most common names inspired by animals and ranked them from least to most popular in 2014.
Using data from the Social Security Administration, MooseRoots studied the names of each president since 1880 to explore the impact of presidents’ names on nationwide naming trends.
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